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thereof," reported in favor of the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. White moved that said bill be referred to the first cominittee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills.entitled as follows:

Assembly, "An act in relation to the Normal School located at Potsdam, pursuant to chapter 466 of Laws of 1866, and to levy a tax upon the town of Potsdam for the purposes thereof."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to wills,' passed April 23, 1864."

“An act for the relief of Patrick Huran and Michael Horan, of Exeter, in the county of Otsego, and State of New York,”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Humphrey, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Humphrey, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Humphrey, from the same cemmittee, reported that they have amended the title to the last named bill so as to read as follows: "An act to release to Patrick Horan and Michael Horan, of Exeter, in the county of Otsego, the interest of the people in certain real estate," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act for the relief of John Brady, of the town of Exeter, in the county of Otsego.

“An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate, to Andrew Russell, William Russell, John Russell, Mary Craig, Jannette Russell and Jane Russell, and to enable them to hold and dispose of the same."

"An act in relation to the Niagara Frontier Police District.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Kline, from said committe, reported that they have amended the title to the first named bill so as to read: “An act to release to John Brady, of Exeter, in the county of Otsego, the interest of the people in certain real estate," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Kline, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Kline, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of Brooklyn,' passed April 20, 1866."

"An act to amend the laws in relation to wrecks."

"An act to release to David Rey and Hugh S. Pollock, the interest of this State in a lot of land in the city of New York.”'

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. La Bau, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. La Bau, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, without amendment, wbich report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to create a board of public instruction in the city of Albany; to establish free schools therein, and amendatory of the several acts relating to the district schools in said city,' passed April 7, 1866"

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Pierson, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. H. C. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, 'That the petition of Jas. Gallagher, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1867

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Twombley.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. La Bau presented a petition of citizens of Edgewater, for amendment of charter; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Bennett presented a petition of citizens of Buffalo, for a law for the collection of bills for repairs on canal boats and other craft; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of J. A. & W.J. Dunham, for canal damages; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Also, a petition of Oney Sales, for canal damages; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Johnstown, and the several acts amendatory thereof, and to extend the boundary of said village," reported in favor of the passage of the same, (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Lowville Waterworks Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the village of Peekskill to borrow more money, and to levy taxes for the payment of the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the trustees of the State Asylum for Idiots, 500 copies for the use of the trustees, on

fine paper.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print the financial report of the Auditor of the Canal Department, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the financial report of the Auditor of the Canal Department, 500 copies for the use of the Auditor, and 100 for the use of the Senate.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. La Bau, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to prevent delays in the transit of freight and passengers over the railroads of this State."

"An act to authorize the city of Syracuse to raise money for the establishment of a high school."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to constitute the village of Lowville, in the county of Lewis, a separate road district,' passed March 28, 1862, and to amend the charter of said village,' passed March 26, 1866,"

"An act to release to John Brady, of the town of Exeter, in the county of Otsego, the interest of the people in certain real estate.”

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs railroad."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to wills,' passed April 23, 1864."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of Brooklyn,' passed April 20, 1866."

"An act to release to David Rey and Hugh S. Pollock, the interest of this State in a lot of land in the city of New York."

"An act to amend the laws in relation to wrecks."

"An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate, to Andrew Russel, William Russell, John Russell, Mary Craig, Jannette Russel and Jane Russell, and to enable them to hold and dispose of the same."

"An act to release to Patrick Horan and Michael Horan, of the town of Exeter, in the county of Otsego and State of New York, the interest of the people in certain real estate."

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to create a Metropolitan Harbor District, and board of wharves and piers therein,” reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the fees of the clerk of the county of Kings,' passed May 12, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to abolish the board of excise of Chautauqua county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing the repaving and improv. ing of Clinton street, from Fulton street to Second place, in the city of Brooklyn, and for, the assessment and collection of the cost thereof,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the resolution in the words following: "Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be directed to inquire into alleged outrages committed upon American citizens at Niagara Falls, in Canada,” reported that the committee had had the same under consideration, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the same.

Mr. Folger moved to lay the question of agreeing with the report of the committee upon the table.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend section 1 of article 1, title 19, chapter 20, part 1 of the Revised Statutes, relative to regulations concerning brokers," reported adversely thereto.

Mr. Folger moved to lay the question of agreeing to the report of the committee upon the table.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. H. C. Murphy, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New York Commercial Association, passed April 19, 1862," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pierson, from the select committee appointed to inquire into the condition of piers, wharves and bulkheads, in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, submitted a report in writing, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 17.) Mr. White presented the eightieth annual report of the Regents of the University of New York; which was laid on the table and ordered p:inted.

(See Doc. No. 18.) Mr. White offered the following resolution: Resolved, That 1,500 extra copies of the annual report of the Regents of the University, with the accompanying documents, be printed for the use of the Legislature, and 1,500 for the Regents, of wbich 500 shall be on fine paper and bound.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment, to wit:

"An act to confirm the decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction relating to the election of trustees in Union Free School District No. 2, in the town of German Flats, in the county of Herkimer, and to confirm the official action of said trustees, and to define their tepure of office."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the supervisors of the county of Albany, to borrow money on the credit of the county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to incorporate • The New York Mutual Benefit Piano Forte Society,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act authorizing the Medina and Alabama Plankroad Company to reduce the number of its directors," which was read the first time, and hy unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend the act passed April 11, 1860, chapter 269, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical and chemical purpores,' passed February 17, 1848,"” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on manufactures.

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate public cemeteries.

Also, a bill to amend the election law so as to allow the presiding inspector to administer an oath to any affidavit as to the qualifications of an elector.

Mr. H. C. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to alter and amend an act to incorporate the Greenwood Cemetery," passed April 11, 1839.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the National Savings Bank, in the city of New York.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act incorporating Rose Hill Savings Bank." passed April 17, 1854.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of New York.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the better regnlation of pawn-brokers, dealers in second hand articles, keepers of juuk shops, and keepers of intelligence offices, within the limits of the Metropolitan Police District," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

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